Yankees ship Qualls to Pirates for McGehee

7/31/2012 1:39:09 PM

By adding McGehee, the Yankees filled an immediate need at the corner infield positions. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez is out with a fractured left hand, while first baseman Mark Teixeira is battling a left wrist injury.

McGehee batted .230 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 92 games with the Pirates this season.

Qualls compiled a 6.14 ERA in eight games for the Yankees after being obtained from the Philadelphia Phillies on July 1.